toll roads are here (the west and south)

Toll roads are popping up in the west and the south.  It is only a matter of time before all of our highways are tolled.  The need for additional state revenue and possibility of gas-less cars has created this demand.  Technology has also made the cost of installing tolling infrastructure cheaper.

Tolling in LA(LA TIMES)

The greater issue than the revenue from the tolls itself, is how it will shape modern traffic.  Tolls will systemically slow urban sprawl.  As a result, cities and states will save expenditures on the planning and constructing of new infrastructure.  Families will also save money from having to move due to economic blight associated with sprawl.

The economic effects of this will be quite large.

 

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